Thursday, November 15, 2012

Latest Knitting Project & Some Reading...

I began making myself a pair of mittens...I loved the pattern that I found (HERE) and wanted to give it a try. The circular needles I have were a smidge smaller than the ones it called for, but I tried it anyway. This was the first time I have done the magic loop method. It was hard for me to completely catch onto at first...but once I did, I found it to be a great way to knit mittens! I finished the left mitten...which I just love...but unfortunately for me, they are too small for me. They fit my Madelyn perfectly though (lucky her!) they will go to her. Once I am able to buy the larger circular needles and yarn that I want...I will make myself a pair too! :)

So, right now, I am just working on knitting the right mitten to go with the first one. Also in my spare time, I am doing some reading. While at a Harvest Dinner at my mom's church this past Sunday, I happened to see a book on a shelf that caught my eye. It's called Free to Stay at Home by Marilee Horton. I'm not super-far into it but so far, I think it is great! As a Christian, even though she loved her job, Marilee felt that the proper place was for her to be at home, citing Titus 2 as her biblical reason. I look forward to continue reading it!

Thank you for coming by! I would love to hear about any projects you may be working on....or books you are reading! :) Have a great Thursday!

♥ In loving kindness,


  1. Hello Katy, I love homemade mittens. My Mother would make my brother and sisters(and me) all knitted mittens with the cable up the front. She would make them a little bit longer to stuff up in the coats so the snow did not get in there. Then I started making them for my children. I think there are a few pairs still floating around in the family somewhere. I love the color of yours. Not many projects here in the last month ....getting organized with my Christmas lists. Have a wonderful and very thankful Thanksgiving!

  2. Love the long look of the mittens! Great job!

  3. Great job on the mitten, looks too complicated for me, I just started a hat. It might be too big for my granddaughter though. I love reading your blog, keep up the great job on your weight loss.

  4. I love how long the mitten is. I find that they are almost always too short and I end up with snow at my wrist. My current read is Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp.

    Have a great evening!

  5. Hi Katy, It is a wise and useful art and craft to be able to knit. I hope you can make yourself a pair soon:)
    I have been just recovering from painting our kitchen and laundry room. My fingers were sore. But I will be sewing some aprons for gifts. I need some fresh inspiration and ideas:)
    Blessings, Roxy

  6. Katy - The mittens are so cute! You did a great job!

  7. Hey there! Those mittens are adorable! I love the color. Around here, in a house full of boys it's either camo or orange. I'm hoping to get some homemade laundry soap done and would love to make some whipped body butter for gifts. I just need a few minutes of down time to get it done.
    Thanks for the inspiration! (I would love to knit, I haven't felt brave enough to try my hand at that one yet)
    Have a great day!

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